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Against the Grain is a radio and web media project whose aim is to provide in-depth analysis and commentary on a variety of matters -- political, economic, social and cultural -- important to progressive and radical thinking and activism. Against the Grain is co-hosted and co-produced by Sasha Lilley and C.S. Soong.
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Against the Grain - November 30, 2009 at 12:00pm
The British historian Peter Clarke discusses his new book "Keynes: The Rise, Fall, and Return of the 20th Century's Most Influential Economist."
Against tha Grain - November 25, 2009 at 12:00pm
Ashraf Cassiem, a leader of the Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign, talks about their work in South Africa fighting the eviction of shack dwellers, water cut-offs, and police brutality under the ANC government.
Against the Grain - November 24, 2009 at 12:00pm
In "Tiny Kushner," a set of five one-act plays, Tony Kushner offers a number of ruminations on the value of psychotherapy, the relationship of ideas to suffering, and the uses of Dostoevsky. And playwright Charlie Varon has a new passion: audio collages.
Against the Grain - November 23, 2009 at 12:00pm
Noam Chomsky talks with host Sasha Lilley about anarchism, the state, science and the Enlightenment.
Against the Grain - November 3, 2009 at 12:00pm
In his new book "Why I Am Not a Scientist," the anthropologist Jonathan Marks confronts "genohype" -- the trumpeting of the power of genetics to explain human attributes and behavior.
Against the Grain - November 2, 2009 at 12:00pm
Acclaimed science fiction writer Terry Bisson talks about the 150th anniversary of John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry, as well as his own radical activism and imprisonment. And celebrated novelist Paco Ignacio Taibo II speaks about the dark years following the 1968 massacre...